Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Apr 2006 12:49 UTC, submitted by rycamor
Legal FreeBSD developer Poul-Henning Kamp (PHK) happens to run a tier-1 NTP server, intended only for use by ISPs' main servers in Denmark, and specifically not intended for individual client connections, not to mention client connections from anywhere else in the world. He offers this service pro bono to ISPs. Unfortunately, D-Link has decided to abuse the open nature of the NTP protocol and has actually hard-coded PHK's server hostname in the firmware of several of their home network products. Since contacting D-Link yielded no results, PHK went public.
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by xushi on Sun 9th Apr 2006 18:15 UTC
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2005-08-29

You know... until Dlink finds a solution, he could try and block access to his server from any/all dlink NIC's through blocking the MAC addresses...

It might work. Each major NIC company has its own major MAC address, and he could save himself form just blocking everyone or shutting down the server completly. It'll also get rid of any legal mambo jambo that might happen if he tries to provide incorrect details deliberately.

Until then, i hope Dlink fixes their mistakes.. It's good to see such an open letter being advertised tbh.

Edited 2006-04-09 18:16

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